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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

5 Odd Questions with Rob Nagle

ITS

Posted: November 28, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Name: Rob Nagle What is your job at ITS? Senior Desktop Architect (I had to look at my door). What is your favourite condiment? I prefer not to use them.  Oh, condiments!!!    Ketchup… yeah that’s it, ketchup. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An NHL Hockey Player. No strike at UNB though, look who’s laughing now! If you had to watch the same movie 50 times in a...

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Free Apps you don t want to miss

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Posted: November 28, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


In a recent Thanksgiving posting, the Lifehacker blog presented 50 Free Apps to be thankful for. tidBiTS checked them out and here are a few we thought you might find handy: Dropbox – This one’s no stranger to tidBiTS. Check out our past posting to learn more about this free service that lets you store, share and synch your files from any computer or device for easy access. Evernote – Evernote...

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Get on Board the tidBiTS Band Wagon with our RSS Feed

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Posted: November 28, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Can’t get enough of tidBiTS? Subscribe to our RSS Feed! The tidBiTS RSS Feed lets you know whenever a new blog posting is up so you’re always in the loop about the latest tidBiTS news, tips & tricks, and more. To sign up, just scroll to the bottom of any tidBiTS blog posting and click the Blog Entries button. From there, choose one of the following options from the dropdown box: Live...

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Loaner Laptops Available for Use Thanks to Your Student Tech Fee

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Posted: November 28, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Tired of lugging your laptop back and forth to campus? Visit the Harriet Irving Library, Engineering Library, or Science Library on the UNBF campus and you can sign out one of the 50 loaner laptops available for student use courtesy of the Student Technology Fee. Just present your UNB Photo ID Card at the sign-out desk and a laptop will be yours to use in the library for up to two hours at a...

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Phase 2 of VoIP migrations just around the corner

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Posted: November 22, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Projects


The wait is almost over for the second group of faculties and departments moving to VoIP, UNB Fredericton’s new telephone service. When phase 2 faculty and staff arrive at their desks next Thursday morning, November 29, they will be able to enjoy fully integrated email and voicemail, easy access to the UNB phone directory right from their new phone, and more.  Curious as to what your...

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Access your files from anywhere in the world with myFiles and NetStorage

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Posted: November 21, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


UNB, did you know you can access your files from anywhere in the world? myFiles allows faculty and staff to easily access files stored on your personal H: drive and various shared departmental drives from anywhere in the world as long as you have web access. To access myFiles, just log in to your myUNB Portal and click on the "myFiles" link in your Quick Launch menu. From there, you can...

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An Ideal Study Spot Courtesy of Your Student Tech Fee

ITS

Posted: November 21, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Looking for a great place to study for your exams this December? Thanks to the 2010-11 Student Technology Fee and the Engineering Program Fund (EPF), Gillan Hall room D108 is a technology-rich space ideal not only for teaching, but also for students looking to hit the books. Renovated in 2011, this former basic computer lab now has comfortable work spaces, wireless access, DownView desks so...

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Flip through your open windows easily using Aero Flip 3D

ITS

Posted: November 21, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Do you have a Windows 7 computer? Try this neat trick: Press Ctrl + the Windows logo key + Tab This cool feature is referred to as Aero Flip 3D and allows you to easily see all your open files, folders and windows without clicking on them in the task bar. Like a stack of cards, you can quickly flip through your windows in this view using the Tab key or the wheel on your mouse (if it has one)....

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Tech News Recent Server Hacking Puts FreeBSD Users at Risk

ITS

Posted: November 21, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Have you installed a software package through the FreeBSD Project since September? If so, your machine might be at risk. On November 11, it was discovered that two of the Project’s servers had been compromised by hackers. If you have installed software from the Project since September 19, it is recommended that you completely reinstall your machine. For more details on the hacking, check out...

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Keeping your devices safe and sound with a password and locked screen

ITS

Posted: November 15, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Have you ever stopped to think about how much confidential and personal information you have stored on your desktop, laptop, tablet or Smartphone? From account details to confidential files to personal messages between you and your family and friends, chances are these are not things you would want a stranger having access to or tampering with. That’s why it’s so important to protect your...

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Student Tech Fee - Nursing Students spent it on a Central Life Line

ITS

Posted: November 15, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


This year, UNB Nursing students took their learning to the next level with Nursing Central software, courtesy of the Student Technology Fee, the Faculty of Nursing and the VP Academic. Thanks to this software, UNB nursing students can use their mobile device or web browser to get quick access to up-to-date detailed information on diseases, procedures and tests, a comprehensive drug guide, a...

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